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Moving with kids, help from storage units

Ever move with kids? It’s hard. This past summer we rented a portable moving and storage unit and it was the only thing that saved us. We were able to organize and pack early. The things that they could do without for a couple weeks were put into the mobile storage unit out of the way of our living space.

Using a portable storage unit allowed us to live normally while slowly and efficiently clearing out the house of out of season clothing, DVDs, books and extra everything else. The excess kid gear took up most of the room. We had wagons, scooters, beach gear, balls, a basketball net and containers and containers filled to the brim with craft and art supplies. With 5 kids we had a lot to move so besides our storage unit we also had to rent a truck; a rather large truck. A family of 5 can really accumulate a lot of stuff over the years. The unit made things a lot smoother on moving day. With half of the house already packed it made for a less stressful day. The idea of a portable storage unit seemed unnecessary at first. I thought a truck was all we needed but I will never go back to that all in one day packing and moving process again.

Zippy Shell Mobile Storage and Moving

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  1. That would be very convenient for moving – trying to shuffle stuff around and having nowhere to put it is maddening!

  2. I think that those are very good for moving. I HATE moving and hope to not have to do it for a long time.

  3. I HATE moving with a passion. But I think having a portable storage would be very helpful. I could pack during the day and have my husband move themout at night.


  4. That sounds great, but like Stefani, I hope I don’t need to move for a very long time.

  5. I have to agree with some of the other commenter’s…while I think it’s a great idea, I hope I have no need for one for a long time.

  6. I just moved into our apartment in july…it was horror.

    We had no boxes so basically used giant trash bags for everything that wasnt breakable. It was a disaster!

    I know better now.
    Thanks again for yet another great post!

  7. If I ever get to move (thanks stinky housing market) I’m definitely going this route. Sounds like a great way to organize and not be stepping on,over and under boxes all day long.

  8. I bookmarked this post for when it comes time for my family to move. Hopefully that happens within a few months!! Moving is a pain in the butt and I like the idea of these portable storage devices! Thanks for the post.

  9. Maggie @ Interior Design Ideas says

    I agree really hard move out if you have kids. My family move many times
    lots of things to packed. Your advices really great..Great post. 🙂

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